Written by Susana Gomez Redondo
Illustrated by Sonja Wimmer
Published by Blue Dot Kids Press
—Abdelaziz Rhazzali, I’m Your Neighbor Books
What happens when a new friend arrives who doesn’t speak your language? A young girl searches for the words to help her friend feel welcome and happy in her new home, and along the way learns about differences and similarities in countries and words. The two forge a strong bond while they each learn the other’s language, exploring the world around them.
A joyous, lyrical text—including English translations and pronunciations and the complete Arabic alphabet—offers an accessible, fresh approach to talking about immigration. Paired with lushly vivid illustrations, The Day Saida Arrived demonstrates the power of language to build bonds beyond borders. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable-based inks.
Primary ISBN: 9781733121255
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 03 or older
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
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